How about charity, Obo, can't you even give a good word for that in your nasty, shilling little diatribe?
Well, I have several words, good and bad, to offer on the subject of charity.
The first point to make is that a lot of what passes for charity nowadays is just rent-seeking and lobbying, sponsored by the government, with high-priced execs coining it and using your money to tell you how to live your life.
There is still good charity out there. Unfortunately, I suspect a lot of it has been crowded out of the market by the guys who can afford TV campaigns. Why would you donate to a donkey sanctuary when you're giving a fiver a month to the RSPCA? The fact that your fiver isn't saving any animals but is paying for third-sector bully to harass you is irrelevant, I'm sure.
But let's put aside the fact that Oxfam and the WWF are just lobbying organisations now, let's pretend that we're only dealing with "good" charity.
There is always a call for humanitarian charity, in the event of a crisis. Some of it actually makes it past the grasping hands of those corrupt officials who skim off the top. But there is only so far any charity can go. If all the charity was directed at a specific and small enough group of people, it might actually help them out of poverty, but it could only do so at the expense of everyone else.
It's very unlikely that people, with increasing pressure on their own lives, would find a case for funding an entire nation out of debt. And it would be a zero-sum game - those giving to the charity would have their own lives diminished by what they are giving (apart from that lovely warm glow, of course!)
And what would the recipients of that charity have at the end of it? A pile of money with nothing to buy and nothing to sustain their wealth. When they run out of that money, do they tap us up again? What happens when we run out of money?
Oh! They're going to start their own factories and stuff, are they? With what expertise? With what motivation?
No, I'm afraid that charity (and "development aid") are not a solution to this: free and honest trade between nations with no tariffs, no barriers and no pointless regulation is the only way for Nation A to help Nation B get out of the horror of subsistence farming as quickly and as sustainably as possible.
The single biggest barrier to Africa getting wealthy in a sustainable fashion is probably the Common Agricultural Policy, which keeps (mainly French) farmers wealthy while starving African food producers.
The biggest act of charity you could perform would be to destroy the CAP.